The first in a series of 7 visualizations directed by Ben Dean to accompany a 7-track compilation from music label Future Classic. “Shelter In Place” explores the challenges of self isolation and the ways we turn to artistic expression to escape them. As Dean states:

“The tracks all have their own unique feel, which I felt was the perfect opportunity to showcase different people and their unique approaches to quarantining at home. The goal was to create a series of films that people can relate to during this crazy state we’ve been living in through abstract interpretive dances at home. We explored a range of emotions people have been experiencing, from frustration and anger, to hopefulness and helplessness, to simply boredom and overeating. I wanted each film to feel like we’ve stumbled upon a raw moment captured with everyday people.”

Watch the piece for MariaDennis’ track “Hold On” starring Crystal Jackson above and click here to check out the rest of the playlist!


Crystal Jackson
Robert Green
Dean Elex Bais
Rex Kline
Paula Ayotte
Bill Prudich
Stephanie Dai

Director: Ben Dean
Producer: Jami Arceo
Choreographer: Dean Elex Bais
Director of Photography: Ben Goodman
Editor: Dan De Winter
Sound Mix: Jack Goodman
Color Grade: Olio Creative
Post Production: Brandee Probasco & Audrey Weiner @ Work Editorial
Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Martini
Steadicam: Will Christensen
Gaffer: Simeon Mihaylov
1st AC: Travis Waddell, Karla Marie Wilson
Art Director: Jason Garofalo
Conformist: Roy Sun
PA: Simeon Mihaylov & Kelsey Anderson


This video was submitted by Ben Dean and selected by our team. Click here if you have a project you’d like us to check out!

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